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International sales

Anyone know how I can set my listing to international? There used to be a worldwide option and now only a country restriction?

 

Thanks.

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Re: International sales

in reply to gl0balh1ppy

It will probably depend a little on what listing format you have (there's the old listing form, a new listing form, and a 'quick' listing form with minimal options), and/or whether you've been opted into business policies (good ol' eBay - keepin' it simple Smiley LOL ).

 

I should be able to advise better if I can confirm which type you have, (if you're not sure, a quick screenshot that shows the postage section of your listing form should do).

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Re: International sales

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Hi there, thanks for your assistance. Here's the screenshot. I have not set an eclusion list.Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 10.03.26 pm.png

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Re: International sales

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Thanks - that's the original listing format, with no postage policies, so you should be able to access international shipping options by first setting up some domestic postage options (if you have it sitting on local pick-up only, the international postage options will disappear).

 

Once you have set up postage options within Australia, you should see this section becom available (if it doesn't, try clicking the 'add or remove options' link to add it to the listing form) :

 

international.PNG

 

 

From here, you can select to use calculated shipping, have a worldwide flat rate (along with any exclusions you may want to set up, eg if you don't want to ship to Nigeria), or quote postage costs to specific countries and / or regions separately (doing that is recommended for postage to the US and UK, to help increase visibility on those sites). 

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Re: International sales

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Ok. It's a Motorhome I'm selling, so I don't want to be responsible for shipping etc and leave that for prospective buyers to arrange.
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Re: International sales

in reply to gl0balh1ppy

Oh..

 

To be honest, I suspect there would be very few (if any) international buyers for an item of that size - I'm not sure how many viable options there would be to have that moved anywhere off-shore, and ultimately, I'm afraid it's not possible to do 'pick up only' for Australian buyers and then enable international shipping options. 

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Re: International sales

in reply to gl0balh1ppy
It's not one of the big ones and is shippable. A few years ago I listed a large 4x4 and it sold to Oregon as a surprise to me as I wasn't aware the add was international. It was a rare vehicle just as this is, if not rarer. Shipping rates aren't that bad it seems so maybe it will sufficiently attract someone's attention. I will look at those alterations you posted, could I then stipulate 'buyer to arrange any shipping' in the ad? Thanks again for your help and knowledge by the way, it's very appreciated.
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Re: International sales

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Sorry about the delayed response, had a busy couple of days - you can do that if you keep it as pick up only, but in that case you won't be able to offer the item internationally.

 

A few years back, you could post an add on eBay without stipulating postage costs at all, even within Australia, however eBay put a stop to that as it did cause a few problems. Now, if you offer postage options within Australia, you must select the service and cost (the only way not to is to select 'freight' however even with that, the onus is on the seller to collect the cost of freight and arrange the shipment for the buyer). 

 

If you provide shipping options within Australia, you can then make it available to overseas buyers without specifying a shipping cost or method for them, but you can't do it for both within Aus and overseas (which you may have already figured out in the last couple of days Smiley Very Happy ). 

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I did a naughty and selected the options etc with obvious fake amounts for the item being a motorhome, then stipulated in big n bold that no postage or shipping was included etc, and in the payment instructions. Anyhow, it has sold now to the US from and American forum with an eBay link I put there. Thanks for your help
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Re: International sales

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You also did a naughty by openly admitting in a public forum that you sold it off eBay, which eBay take a dim view of. Don't be at all surprised if you get a policy violation against you. Having low feedback, it could be enough to stop you selling for good. Just saying....

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Noted. I know it's a curly one but I prefer honesty as far as is possible. I explained the postage scenario in detail within the txt description too etc. eBay are missing a trick by not having a route for people to post non post able items internationally although I can see the potential complications in the transaction that they might face. It actually sold directly on the specialist vehicle forum with the detailed information I had put there, the link to eBay was just a method I offered and if nothing else was more of an advertisement for ebay, it may have drawn the sale there. The sale was not diverted from eBay it was conducted entirely via the forum. Some eBay postings even state that item is listed elsewhere and maybe removed if sold prior. I didn't offer PayPal so there was no route for anyone to pay me/transaction to occur without speaking to me first. Anyhow I'm not a vehicle trader and mostly a buyer of things so I'm no problem etc. When you say low feedback do you mean my little number of 31? My feedback is 100%. Certainly I'm no powerseller lol. Thanks for your advice anyhow guys.
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Re: International sales

in reply to gl0balh1ppy

29 of your 31 are for buying and can only be positive.  Ergo 100%, and only 8 count.

 

Your number as a seller is 2, both of which are more than 12 moinths old and wouldn't count towards your percentage anyway.

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Re: International sales

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Ok, thanks for explaining. Like I said I'm just a domestic user not making money from eBay useage.
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Re: International sales

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gl0balh1ppy wrote:
Noted. I know it's a curly one but I prefer honesty as far as is possible. I explained the postage scenario in detail within the txt description too etc. eBay are missing a trick by not having a route for people to post non post able items internationally although I can see the potential complications in the transaction that they might face. It actually sold directly on the specialist vehicle forum with the detailed information I had put there, the link to eBay was just a method I offered and if nothing else was more of an advertisement for ebay, it may have drawn the sale there. The sale was not diverted from eBay it was conducted entirely via the forum. Some eBay postings even state that item is listed elsewhere and maybe removed if sold prior. I didn't offer PayPal so there was no route for anyone to pay me/transaction to occur without speaking to me first. Anyhow I'm not a vehicle trader and mostly a buyer of things so I'm no problem etc. When you say low feedback do you mean my little number of 31? My feedback is 100%. Certainly I'm no powerseller lol. Thanks for your advice anyhow guys.

Yes, they do and they are not supposed to. You're not meant to list eBay items elsewhere, doesn't matter if you're a trader or a private seller. The rules are the same for everyone.

 

You can only have 100% feedback as a buyer, so that score means jack schitt. Always makes me chuckle to myself when buyers spruik about being so good because they've got 100% feedback. They can't be anything but.